Assa Abloy recently announced the completion of an additional seven Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). EPDs are third-party-certified, comprehensive reports that document the ways in which a product, throughout its life cycle, affects the environment. Assa Abloy Group brands have now completed numerous EPDs with UL Environment across doors and frames, locks and hardware and perimeter fencing.
“At Assa Abloy, the transparency of our suppliers, operations, and products have become central elements of our business and our culture,” says Amy Vigneux, director of sustainable building solutions. “We are deeply committed to providing our customers and partners with innovative, energy efficient and responsibly-made door opening solutions they can deploy with confidence.”
The announcement comes as professionals in the architectural and construction industries seek LEED v4 certification, which applies a performance-based approach to design, operations and maintenance, identifying measurable results at every stage of a project’s lifecycle. LEED v4 places an expanded focus on materials and integrates a comprehensive approach to evaluate the impact of materials on human health and the environment. EPDs communicate and add up relevant environmental information along a product’s supply chain.